Social & Digital Media Marketing Paid Internship
Social and Digital Media Marketing Intern Job Description
Forty years ago Director Robert Reid started living and working in Waivunia, a rural village of 70 people on the island of Vanua Levu in Fiji. He was invited to serve on the Village Council, which educated him in the way that the islanders discussed their community development ideas and how they made decisions through consensus. For the next six years, Ropate, as he was called, worked side-by-side with the villagers to build a community center, a foot bridge and other projects before his career took him to dozens of other countries.
Thoughts of Waivunia (Hidden Waters, in English) remained with him, as did his two sons, who were born there. Now retired from the US government, Ropate is collaborating with the Waivunia.org Board of Directors to once again assist the villagers to achieve their development dreams.
The mission of Waivunia the nonprofit is to help not only Waivunia village, but also other interested island communities. Successful island relief and development requires attention to issues not faced by mainland communities, and our volunteers and Board members have a combined experience of over forty years working on island relief and development initiatives!
How We Work
We assist islanders to design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate sustainable relief and development projects. Local capacity building is key to achieving sustainability in our efforts.
Why We're Different
Waivunia – The Island Development Initiative works together with islanders to plan and implement their projects to ensure local capacity is built at every step. Decisions are made through consensus. Our project proposal form is found on our website and can be downloaded, completed, and emailed to our staff. Upon receipt of a proposal, we work with the potential beneficiaries to refine the proposal, ensuring that it includes the appropriate technical assistance and funding needed for the project to be successful. If a technical expert is needed to assist in the project, and cannot be found locally, we will help to locate a volunteer specialist. In addition, we ensure that the project plan has a reasonable monitoring and evaluation plan and implementation timeline. The final report submitted by the islanders includes an evaluation of the project implementation, noting how the outputs and outcomes were achieved, how any obstacles were overcome, and what lessons were learned that can be utilized in future projects. It is a priority to show our donors how we're making an impact with their funds! To learn more about us, please visit our website: www.waivunia.org.
About the position
Waivunia’s Board of Directors is seeking a remote part-time (10 hours/week) intern for Fall 2021. The Board Intern will research, then draft and post media items that are relevant to Waivunia and rural island development in order to implement our outreach and communications plan.
A stipend of $2000 will be provided to the intern upon completing the internship along with support for class credit if needed. We anticipate the internship lasting from September through December with flexible start and end dates.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Updates the social media accounts with fresh content to improve engagement and outreach
• Conducts research to find articles and stories relevant to Waivunia’s mission and
vision and posts on our social media platforms to invite conversation and interaction
• Monitors and replies to conversation/interaction
• Starts a guest blogger program, identifies and coordinates with guest bloggers to post a new blog each
• Updates our website
• Handles online inquiries appropriately
• Updates and grows our Contact list
• Tracks social media interaction and fanbase growth and provides Board with monthly updates
• Provides assistance with special events
• Contributes to the team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed
Ideal Candidate Qualifications
• Creative self-starter with a passion for assisting rural island communities in developing countries
• Experience with website maintenance and social media platforms
• Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the team
• Be flexible and willing to take on other tasks in this start-up environment.
• Have your own computer
• Comfortable working remotely
• Available to work 10 hours per week
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Robert Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.